We left the school at 5:45 IN THE MORNING and headed for Nashville. It only took us 4 hours to get there, which I thought was pretty good. First we went to The Hermitage, which is Andrew Jackson's home. He was the 7th president and his wife's name was Rachel. She died before he was elected president. Her sister and brother in law had a whole slew of kids and they had a set of twins. The sister and brother in law thought it would be a good idea to give Rachel and Andrew one of them so they adopted a son and named him Andrew Jackson, Jr.
On the way to our next stop, while driving through downtown, our tour guide told us about a few points of interest and showed us where Taylor Swift lives. All of the kids were excited and squealing.
Next was the Parthenon! It was so cool! We did the tour of the museum and then walk around outside and learned a little history about the Greek gods, etc. Not much there to see, so we sat under the shade of a big tree and enjoyed the nice weather.
Our last stop was the Adventure Science Center. There was lots of cool stuff for the kids to run around and play with/on. They had a blast and it was a great way to end our fun filled day!
We loaded up the bus around 4 and headed back home, and I was very excited.
While on this trip with 5th graders, I learned a few things:
- They are very obnoxious.
- They are loud.
- Some of them stink of body odor. They are 10 and 11 years old, it's time to wear deodorant.
- NEVER EVER EVER sit in the back of the bus where the restroom is because you will inevitably get stuck on the bus with the "farter" of the class. Mitchell really polluted the bus BEFORE he even came out of the bathroom! There was a kid sitting in front of me saying "doo doo pee pee doo doo pee pee" and he kept on and finally I leaned and asked him how old he was and he said 11 and said well quit acting like you are in kindergarten. I guess he was acting his age after all.
- Some of the girls are way more "mature" than my sweet Maggie. Some of those girls could have passed for 8th graders. WOW!